Remote work: the power of async collaborative tools

Especially after Covid-19, remote work has become a trend. It is even more significant among technology companies, that realized creating remote or hybrid teams meant less expenses and happier employees. Madiff is a great example of that.

Even so, despite of the positive effects it had on employees’ satisfaction, remote work has also brought to surface some managerial challenges. Some of them are how to control productivity, manage different time zones and, especially, work asynchronously.

What is async work?

For remote teams it is already a challenge to bring everyone together for a meeting or a team update. Now imagine if everyone is working under a flexible schedule or different time zones. That means they will not necessarily be available at the same time.

Taking that under consideration, async work means that activities will be managed in a way that does not require everyone to be present at the same time. They will be able to collaborate in different times during the day and everyone’s contributions will be available for others.

Why is async work so important?

Let’s imagine the marketing manager has to approve a new customer-facing action with his team. In a non-remote work environment, they would book a room and get together to discuss it. Let’s suppose the marketing department is composed by 5 people, plus the manager. That means 6 people will participate in that 1-hour meeting, that will unlikely serve to approve anything.

We can say the same would happen in a regular remote team. They would also meet for 1 hour to discuss it, but virtually.

Now, let’s suppose you have a tool that allows async collaboration to happen. One member of the team would record a briefing of the initiative and make it available for the manager and other team members. Instead of participating on 1-hour meetings, they can now invest 15 minutes on watching the briefing and another 10 proposing improvements, that are automatically available for every team member. Doesn’t it sound more efficient?

How to work asynchronously?

Nowadays there are several tools available for remote teams, but not all of them will allow async work to happen effortlessly.

With a powerful product and a bold mission, Claap is challenging traditional meetings. Their statement “Less meetings. More doing” is exactly what the universe of all-remote companies need to have more productive and empowered teams.

With this innovative solution, meetings are kept shorter, more efficient, and less dependent on everyone’s schedule. By collaborating on this tool, instead of aligning agendas, each person will participate and give their input whenever is more suitable according to their calendar.

Every feedback and input are kept on Claap, meaning the end of endless e-mail threads and unnecessary call interruptions. Each person gets to worry only with their own schedule and to-do lists, keeping overall work much more efficient and getting things done more quickly.

Here at Madiff, we can say: solutions like Claap are the future for remote and hybrid teams.

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